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Send your bike to Africa this weekend

Learning to ride in Binaba by Mary Jane Cassady

Our friend, Tom, who is involved with the Village Bicycle Project, sent us information about a bike drive this weekend at the West Seattle YMCA.

Details below.

The Village Bicycle Project provides affordable transportation for Africans.  People who own bikes can get more easily to school, to the market, their farm and health care.  Bicycles reduce poverty and save time and energy.   Millions of Africans do not have basic, reliable transportation–most rural Africans walk everywhere they go.  99% of Africans cannot afford cars, and public transportation is expensive and unreliable.

In Africa, a bicycle can make all the difference. The Village Bicycle Project is a Pacific Northwest-based organization that has shipped over 100 containers of bikes to Africa and has staff and volunteers in Ghana to receive the bikes and run local programs.

You can help by bringing your old bikes to the West Seattle YMCA

4515 36th Avenue SW, West Seattle
Saturday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– Anne